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Shoham Smith

Shoham Smith was born in Jerusalem in 1966 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Smith studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and literature at Tel Aviv University. She writes book reviews and is a translator. Smith has published collections of short stories and a number of children's books. She received the Prime Minister's Prize (2009), the ACUM Award for Furthering the Publication of Children's Books twice (2011; 2015), the Devorah Omer Prize for A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (2014) and the Lea Goldberg Prize for My Aunt Lea Goldberg (2017).

Shoham Smith

Books Published in Hebrew

Things that My Heart Fails to Tell (stories) , Keter, 1996 [Libi Omer Li She-Zichroni Boged Bi]
HomeCenter (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [HomeCenter]
Take Away (story), Zmora-Bitan, 2002 [Take Away]
The brides' dressess (illustrated story book) , 2018
Quick Land (children-picture bk), Keter, 1997 [Eretz Tik-Tak]
A Nuisance Moon (children-picture bk), Tammuz, 1999 [Yareʹach Nudnik]
Gombotz and Karchibachi (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 2001 [Gombotz Ve-Karchibachi]
Who Drank My Juice? [with Rutu Modan] (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Mi Shata Li]
Six Great Heroes: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2006 [Shisha Giborim Gdolim: Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Mythological Monsters from Ancient Greece (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2007 [Miflatzot Mitologiyot Shel Yavan Ha-Atika]
A Day in Jerusalem (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2008 [Yomtiyul Yerushalayim]
Six Great Heroines: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2008 [Shesh Giborot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Porridge for Daddy (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2010 [Aba Achal Daysa]
A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (children), Dvir, 2011 [Ha-Agadot Shelanu: Otzar Ha-Agada Ha-Ivrit Li-Yeladim]
City Boy (children), Kinneret, 2012 [Yeled Ir]
Signs in the Well (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2013 [Ot Ba-Beʹer: Al Pi Agadat Chazal]
An After Bedtime Story (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Sipur Acharei Ha-Sheina]
The Fox and the Grapes (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Mashal Al Shual]
Yakinton: A Story about Friendship and Song (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Yakinton: Sipur Al Chaverut Ve-Shir]
Six Great Cunning Stories from World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Shesh Tachbulot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
The Legend of Astrid (children), Zeltner, 2015 [ Agadat Astrid: Sipura Shel Astrid Lindgren]
My Aunt Lea Goldberg (children), Kinneret, 2016 [Doda Lea: Me'et Shumish]
The Legend of Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2016 [Agadat Kamtza U-Var-Kamtza]
Avera: The Journey to Painting (children-picture-bk), 2016 [Avela: Ha-Masa El Ha-Tziyur]
Sand Dunes Child: Six Stories in the Footsteps of S. Yizhar (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Yeled Cholot: Shisha Sipurim Be-Ikvot S. Yizhar]

Books in Translation

A Day in Jerusalem
German: Munich, Pattloch, 2010.

Porridge for Daddy
French: Grenoble, P’tit Glenat, 2012
German: Leipzig, Klett Kinderbuch, 2012

The Book of Legends
Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Companhia das Letrinhas, 2013

An After Bedtime Story
English: New York, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016
French: Paris, Cambourakis, 2017

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!